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Kiteboarding: World Sailing warns IFKO | Photo: IKA

The world governing body for the sport of sailing has requested the International Federation of Kitesports Organizations (IFKO) to stop claiming its relationship with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Andy Hunt, the CEO of World Sailing, asked the newly-founded IFKO to remove and cease to publish any information which associates the organization with IOC and plans for the sport of kiteboarding. The news was revealed in International Kiteboarding Association's website.

"IFKO is not currently a member of SportAccord and, therefore, has no formal recognition. A prerequisite for membership is that the applicant's sport is different from any sport that is governed by a current SportAccord member," explains Mirco Babini, president of IKA.

Kiteboarding: World Sailing warns IFKO | Photo: IKA

The world governing body for the sport of sailing has requested the International Federation of Kitesports Organizations (IFKO) to stop claiming its relationship with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Andy Hunt, the CEO of World Sailing, asked the newly-founded IFKO to remove and cease to publish any information which associates the organization with IOC and plans for the sport of kiteboarding. The news was revealed in International Kiteboarding Association's website.

"IFKO is not currently a member of SportAccord and, therefore, has no formal recognition. A prerequisite for membership is that the applicant's sport is different from any sport that is governed by a current SportAccord member," explains Mirco Babini, president of IKA.